Cody Fern as Xavier Plympton | AHS: 1984 on FX
Cody Fern stars as “Xavier Plympton” in the ninth installment of American Horror Story.
A gifted actor with a magnetic allure on and offscreen, Cody Fern continues to captivate audiences with his talent.
In 2018, Fern joined the cast of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s Emmy® and Golden Globe® winning series American Horror Story. In its eighth installment directed by Bradley Buecker and titled American Horror Story: Apocalypse, Fern starred as “Michael Langdon,” the antichrist, alongside Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Adina Porter and Billie Lourd, among others.
Fern also starred alongside Darren Criss, Penelope Cruz and Edgar Ramirez in Ryan Murphy’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. For his portrayal of David Madson, he won a Gold Derby TV Award for Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actor and received a nomination from the OFTA Television Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture or Limited Series. The series itself received a 2019 Golden Globe for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television as well as a 2018 Emmy for Outstanding Limited Series.
Earlier in 2018, Fern was featured in the final season of Beau Willimon’s House of Cards as “Duncan Shepherd” opposite Robin Wright and Michael Kelly.
In 2017, Fern starred in The Tribes of Palos Verdes opposite Maika Monroe and Jennifer Garner.
In 2014, Fern was the recipient of the Australians in Film’s Heath Ledger Scholarship. Additionally, he starred in the award-winning short film The Last Time I Saw Richard, which won the 2014 AACTA Award for Best Short Film.
He has appeared in numerous plays, including the National Theatre of Great Britain's production of War Horse, in which he was cast in the lead role of “Albert.”
Fern was born and raised in Southern Cross, a small mining town in the outback of Western Australia. The first in his family's history to attend university, he achieved honors status with a double major for his bachelor’s degree in Commerce.
Fern currently resides in Los Angeles.
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